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David Fincher's World War Z 2 is dead

Something inside me said that a David Fincher-directed big-budget zombie movie was just too good to be true. And it looks like, unfortunately, today I might have been right as The Playlist says Paramount has officially pulled the plug on director David Fincher‘s WORLD WAR Z sequel last night.

Brad Pitt is apparently "not a happy camper."

WORLD WAR Z 2 seemed good to go with Dennis Kelly (Utopia) rewriting Steven Knight's script and the movie aiming for a summer shoot after Fincher finished MINDHUNTERS season 2. Hell, the film had even gone so far as to staff up for a six-month stint in Atlanta and a lengthy shoot across five different countries this year. No one knows for sure why the film was canceled last night, but most people seem to think it has to do with the fact that the original movie was released six years ago now, and that Fincher's budget was just too much. Maybe we'll hear the real story of what happened in a few years when someone makes a Netflix Original Documentary about it or something. 

Until then, let us know how sad YOU are to hear that David Fincher's WORLD WAR Z 2 starring Brad Pitt has been canceled below.

Here's the synopsis for the original film:

When former U.N. investigator Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) and his family get stuck in urban gridlock, he senses that it's no ordinary traffic jam. His suspicions are confirmed when, suddenly, the city erupts into chaos. A lethal virus, spread through a single bite, is turning healthy people into something vicious, unthinking and feral. As the pandemic threatens to consume humanity, Gerry leads a worldwide search to find the source of the infection and, with luck, a way to halt its spread.

Marc Forster directed the original movie from a screenplay written by Matthew Michael Carnahan, Drew Goddard, and Damon Lindelof based on a story by Carnahan and J. Michael Straczynski based on the book World War Z by Max Brooks. Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, and Ian Bryce produced the film which starred Pitt, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, and Matthew Fox. Buy the original movie on Blu-ray RIGHT HERE.

Source: The Playlist

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